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Dr. Richard A. "Skip" Davis - Professor Emeritus

Katie Brutsche - Ph.D. Canidate

Denise Davis - Ph.D. Student
Mark Horwitz - Ph.D. Candidate

Ming Xie-Ph.D. Student
Jun Cheng - Ph.D. Candidate

Lance Croft - M.S. Student
Zachary Tyler - M.S. Student

 

Dr. Ping Wang

Ph.D. in Geology, University of South Florida, 1995.
Dissertation: Nearshore Sediment Transport--Field Measurement and Prediction.
Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 1992.
M.S. in Geology, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 1991.
Thesis: Barrier Island Depositional Systems in Northeastern Shandong Peninsula, China.
B.S. in Geology, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 1988.

08/07-present

Associate Professor, Department of Geology, University of South Florida.

08/01-08/07

Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, University of South Florida.

01/98-08/01

Assistant Professor of Research, Coastal Studies Institute, Louisiana State University.

01/97-01/98

Research Associate, Coastal Studies Institute, Louisiana State University.

01/97-01/98

Instructor, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University.

10/95-12/96

Research Associate, Coastal Research Laboratory, University of South Florida.

03/96-06/96

Visiting Research Scientist, Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science, Texas A&M University &endash; Corpus Christi.

06/92-10/95

Research Assistant, Coastal Research Laboratory, University of South Florida.


His areas of research interest include:

Coastal geology.
Coastal sedimentary processes.
Nearshore sediment transport.
Nearshore wave and current dynamics.
Coastal morphodynamics.
Coastal engineering and management.
Aeolian sand transport.

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Dr. Richard A. Davis

Dr. Davis is an Emeritus Distinguished Research Professor of Coastal Geology and Sedimentology at the Department of Geology, University of South Florida (USF), and an active member of the USF's Coastal Research Laboratory.

Dr. Davis received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1964. He is a published author of 27 books and more than 200 papers published in 153 scientific journals including 56 peer-reviewed journals and 85 conference paper presentations. A short sample list of his works include Beaches and Coasts; Depositional Systems; Coastal Sediments 2003 Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries: Proceedings of the International Conference Sheraton Sand Key Resort; Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA 18 - 23 May 2003; Depositional Systems: A Genetic Approach to Sedimentary Geology; Geology of Holocene Barrier Island Systems, Holocene geology and morphodynamics of the barrier island and tidal inlet system, west-central Florida; Quaternary geology and sedimentology of the barrier island and marshy coast, west-central Florida, U.S.A: Mullet Key, Pinellas County to Crystal River, Florida, July 20-23, 1989 (Field trip guidebook); The Evolving Coast (Scientific American Library); Beach and Nearshore Sediments and Processes (SEPM Reprint Series); and Coastal Sedimentary Environments.

Katie Brutsche

Katie is starting her MS research here at the USF CRL. She is interested in a variety of coastal research topics, including sediment transport processes, beach morphology, and storm impacts.

Denise Davis



Mark H. Horwitz

Mark's research focuses on the Holocene geochronology of barrier island systems. His Master's Thesis dealt with the sedimentological characteristics and 3-D internal architecture of regional washover deposits, drawing on a large dataset gathered by the CRL prior to and following the multiple hurricane impacts along Florida's Gulf and Atlantic coasts in 2004 and 2005. His research is strongly field oriented, combining Ground Penetration Radar (GPR) with more traditional field techniques in order to gain insight into barrier island stratigraphy. Mark has authored and co-authored several papers on regional washover sedimentation.

Email: mhorwitz@mail.usf.edu

Ming Xie


Jun Cheng

Jun is starting his Ph.D reserach here at CRL .

Lance Croft

 

Zachary Tyler




Department of Geology
Coastal Research Lab - SCA 528
University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620

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